Women's Work

Posted: 3/26/2012
Author: Laura June Davis

Good afternoon! Today's Women's History Month tribute is a Harper's Weekly image entitled "Filling Cartidges at the United States Arsenal at Watertown, Massachusetts." It is a reminder that the war dramatically altered gender norms, forcing women to assume uncoventional tasks to help the war effort.
 

 

Image Credit: Harper's Weekly, July 20, 1861.

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Lens of War (2015)

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Author: Todd Brewster

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Belligerent Muse (2014)

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